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This book explores the links between food and human cultural and physical evolution. Each chapter begins by summarizing the basic knowledge in the field, discusses recent research results, and confirms or challenges established concepts, inviting new insight and provoking new questions. This book catalyzes discussion between scientists working on one side in food science and on the other side in biological and biomedical research. …mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book explores the links between food and human cultural and physical evolution. Each chapter begins by summarizing the basic knowledge in the field, discusses recent research results, and confirms or challenges established concepts, inviting new insight and provoking new questions. This book catalyzes discussion between scientists working on one side in food science and on the other side in biological and biomedical research.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 11349266
  • Erscheinungstermin: 11. Mai 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 160mm x 52mm
  • Gewicht: 1304g
  • ISBN-13: 9780387303345
  • ISBN-10: 0387303340
  • Artikelnr.: 20891715
Autorenporträt
Harald Brüssow is a Senior Research Scientist in Nestle Research Centre's Nutrition and Health Department in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry at Martinsried, Germany and served on the editorial board of two journals published by the American Society for Microbiology.
Inhaltsangabe
A Nutritional Conditio Humana.- Some Aspects of Nutritional Biochemistry.- Bioenergetics.- The Evolution of Eating Systems.- The Ecology of Eating Systems.- Eating Cultures.- We as Food and Feeders.- An Agro(-Eco)nomical Outlook: Feeding the Billions.
Rezensionen
From the reviews:

"Brüssow ... has written an interesting collection of scientific essays about the biological and evolutionary history of eating. The Quest for Food is organized in broad chapters with numerous subchapters. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty." (S. C. Hardesty, CHOICE, Vol. v4 (3), November, 2007)